We Arm The Saudis So They Can Arm Islamists In Syria

The official word is that the Saudis are buying weapons from the Pentagon. But they couldn’t get these weapons if our government did not approve of the transaction. These weapons don’t seem to have much use except to arm Islamists in Syria. From Foreign Policy: No one is expecting a tank invasion of Saudi Arabia anytime soon, but the kingdom just put in a huge order for U.S.-made anti-tank missiles that has Saudi-watchers scratching their heads and wondering whether the deal is related to Read more […]

Should Fort Hood Shooting Victims Receive Purple Hearts?

On November 5, 2009, Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire on his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, located just outside of Killeen, Texas.  Before being wounded and captured, Hasan had killed 13 people and wounded 32 more.  He targeted only military personnel, passing by a number of civilians without shooting at them. Due to base policy, none of the military personnel at Fort Hood are allowed to carry firearms except for military police, so those being targeted had no way of defending themselves. Hasan Read more […]